FPS staff report
January 15, 2013
Carrollton Mayor Frank Leghart unveiled plans to build a Microtel Inn and Suites in the village Monday, however an official from the investment management company behind the project says “it’s too early to talk about it.”
Following Monday’s village council meeting, Mayor Leghart produced a folder with blueprints saying, “I can’t believe no one asked about these,” referring to a Zoning Board meeting council scheduled for Jan. 28 prior to the council meeting.
The Zoning Board meeting is set to consider a conditional use permit for lots 48 and 49 located on Daringer Ave. owned by Scott and Valerie Cole. Leghart then explained the blueprints are for a Mircotel Inn to be built on lots facing Canton Rd. in front of lots 48 and 49.
Lots 48 and 49 are zoned RS-1 (residential single family). A conditional use for RS-1 is a parking lot.
Fraid Guindo from a company known as Drill Capital told The Free Press Standard (FPS) Tuesday morning it is premature to talk about the construction of a hotel. “It’s in the early stages; nothing is set in stone,” he said. “We are talking about what could be done. The blueprints are from confidential meetings.”
He said if a hotel is built, a group of individuals would be making the investment.
Mark Belmont, a civil engineer with CESO Inc.’s Canton office, attended Monday’s meeting but did not speak. He told The FPS Tuesday his company is in charge of site design, utility connections, grading, landscape, site lighting and signage, parking lots and driveway and acquiring permits for the project.
A portfolio of public and private clients on CESO’s website includes Chesapeake Exploration, Midstream Energy, EnerVest, Walmart, Kohl’s and Tim Hortons.
Robert Moosally, director of construction management for Moosally Construction of Wexford, PA, told The FPS his company is serving as a consultant for the project. He said the Microtel Inn will be a three-story facility consisting of 81 suites. When asked about a construction time schedule, Moosally replied, “We are waiting on approval by Carrollton Council Jan. 28.”
A website for Moosally Construction notes Robert Moosally, while working with Exxon Oil Company in Saudi Arabia oversaw the construction of a residential compound for company executives. He also managed the construction of Zouk Power Plant in Beruit, Lebanon for Passavant of Germany.
Scott and Valerie Cole own ten lots, each 50x195-feet, which border Canton Rd. and Daringer Ave. An official at the Carroll County Auditor’s Office said the land totals about 2.2 acres.